Bridal Henna – The Magic of Tradition and Creativity by Vandana Makar
It is an ancient form of adornment used in the Middle East as far back as 1,200BC. Today, in the East, the application of henna is cultural, while in the West it is simply a fashion statement. Bride Club ME explores the myth, magic and mystique behind intricate henna patterns, with bridal Henna expert Vandana Makar.
Over the years, henna has come to mean many things to women around the world. To some, it signifies celebration, hope and auspiciousness; to others it means transition, growth and good fortune. But according to Vandana Makar- a renowned henna artist based in Dubai, it signifies pure ‘beauty’.
Such is its popularity today that henna is being embraced by women from all over the world.
Beautiful henna designs adorn the hands and legs of brides.
Arabic carvings, textiles and paintings have been a big source of influence on henna designs in the Middle East. Mostly floral and built up around a large central motif, the henna patterns here are characterised by plenty of empty space around them. For weddings and special occasions, women in the region often dye their nails a deep red to match and enhance their henna patterns.
This feature is written by Vandana Makar- a renowned henna artist. Vandana specialises in bridal henna and travels around the Middle East applying her creative henna talents to brides of both Arabic and Asian origin.To get in touch with Vandana, please visit her vendor club profile here.
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